Posted: Sep 12, 2013 8:06 AM
HOUSTON - A leader of a gang that started in Texas prisons faces at least 10 years behind bars and a fine of up to $10 million after pleading guilty to distribution of heroin.
A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday accepted the plea from 37-year-old Eric Gomez of San Antonio, who'll be sentenced later this year.
Prosecutors describe Gomez as a general in the Texas Mexican Mafia prison gang. Investigators say Gomez was behind the sale of more than 12 pounds of heroin to an FBI confidential source since late 2011.
Gomez was among more than two dozen alleged gang members charged last fall with running drugs and gun violations to support the group's violent activity. About half of the defendants have pleaded guilty.
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more